Product Manager

Applied Systems   •  

Tampa, FL

Industry: Databases

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Less than 5 years

Posted 339 days ago

Job Summary
Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for a Canada Product Manager to help lead the way in providing the most comprehensive management systems and extended product solutions to our Canadian clients and prospects.  Using your expertise in the field of insurance, you will work with our core product teams to drive new and innovative ways to provide broker solutions as well as represent the Canadian market to the core product teams.  You will be responsible to define and implement Canadian specific roadmaps of improvements and innovation that continue to ensure Applied Systems’ leadership in broker and insurer solutions.  This role involves up to 25% travel.

 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Strong Canadian insurance market knowledge required
  • Identify business requirements specific to the Canadian market
  • Define high-level project requirements and create baseline user stories to assist in project scope overview and estimation
  • Work with the Vice President of Canada Product Management to create a Canadian roadmap plan for presentation to Sr. Management for review/approval
  • Seek to clearly understand the needs and requests of the customer through focus groups, user group meetings, and on-site agency visits
  • Act as visionary for the improvement of the products and the overall product offering of Applied Systems
  • Participate in managing activities related to product/release launch
  • Collaborate with brokerages and insurers to identify interest in becoming a client sponsor for new features/functional projects
  • Provide country/product/industry knowledge support for Business/Design Analysts
  • Represent Applied at user’s group meetings, industry events, insurance association meetings…
  • Support sales activities as required

 

Requirements:

  • 3+ years working in a brokerage or insurance company environment or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience within product and or/project management is an asset
  • Good understanding of Applied Systems and its products
  • Good understanding of the Insurance Industry in relation to specific area(s) i.e. Canadian insurance and Broker Management Systems and ancillary products.
  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of insurance workflows and terminology within specific area(s)
  • Able to create a structured and organized work environment
  • Great communication skills (written & verbal), ability to speak with all levels of business
  • A valid driver’s license and safe driving record is required
  • Bilingual (English and French) is an asset